Michigan Skunk Removal Company
Nuisance Skunk Trapping
Nuisance Skunk Problems
Skunks in Michigan are recognizable with their black and white stripes. Generally skunks live under deck and porches. Skunks also dig holes and create dens underground. Skunks feast on grubs and other insects below your soil. Also skunks get into garbages scavenging for food. Skunks are near sighted animals and use their sense of smell to maneuver around. Skunks will spray an unbearable odor out their anus up to 10 feet if they feel threatened. A warning sign skunks feel threatened is by stopping their feet and raise their tail. If this happens, back away slowly.
Skunks will spray your dog or cat if they feel threatened. They also get into your garbage looking for food. Skunks are most know for digging up your lawn looking for grubs and insects.
Skunk Problem Solvers
Trapping and relocating skunks works best for us. Live traps are set during the day to catch a skunk at night. Generally anything fishy like cat food or tuna will work. Often eggs and lettuce works as well.
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How to Get Rid of Skunks?
Skunk calls we receive are typically because the homeowner can smell them in the area. We often get calls of them spotted under the deck or shed as well. The main threat skunks posses is with your pets. Dogs love to mess with skunks and often times pay the price.
- Call a wildlife control professional. You can go to your local hardware store and buy a trap for skunks. However skunk removal is a professional job. It's not as easy as setting a live trap near the opening. You need to know the proper bait and how to get rid of skunk once it's in the trap.
- The most effective way to get rid of skunks is with a live trap. Just like a lot of nuisance wildlife, a simple cage trap works the best. Although simply catching them is not your only challenge. What to do once a skunk is in the trap? Skunks are close to being blind, so they use there sense of smell. So when the animal is in the trap a blanket or tarp over the trap is the best method to calm the skunk down and prevent them from spraying.
- Sometimes simply removing their food source will drive out the skunks. If the skunks do not have any grubs or garbage to get into they will often move on and find another place to live. So treat your lawn for grubs and make sure you secure your garbage on trash night.
- Relocating a skunk from your property can be difficult if not done properly. Once you place a blanket or tarp over the trap, you need to secure it so it doesn't bounce around. We usually tape the blanket around the trap and secure it with bungee cords in the back of our truck.
- Once you have removed all skunks from the property, the best way to prevent them from coming back is to block off their entrances and remove their food source. If they are living under the deck, a deck barrier is a good way to solve your skunk problem. If living under your shed or basement you will need to fill in the hole with concrete or galvanized hardware cloth.
How Much Does it Cost to Get Rid of Skunks?
Skunk trapping is the best and really only method to get rid them. Charging for skunk trapping is much like trapping raccoons, squirrels, or groundhogs. We charge a flat rate fee for the inspection and set up of traps. During the inspection we come out to your home to survey the property and strategically set traps. Depending on the location of your home you may expect to pay an inspection and set up fee of $100-200. Typically for skunks we charge a flat rat cost or we may charge a per trip charge. Per animal cost could be anywhere from $60-$150 depending on the placement of the traps and location of your property. Trip charges depend on the location of your property. Flat rate charge is the method we usually use for skunks. At an added cost once the skunks are trapped and removed we can also screen off decks or fill in holes to keep them from returning. For free detailed quote click on the free price quote button.
Disclaimer: At Michigan Wildlife Solutions, LLC we reserve the right to turn some trapping jobs down. Trapping jobs outside of our territory and during are our busy exclusion season, often we can not accommodate customers to the best of our abilities. We will try and refer you to an animal trapper in the area.
We service over 14 counties in Michigan for skunk removal jobs. See our service area to see if we are in your area. Looking for a professional wildlife control expert specializing in the skunk removal process, but not sure who to hire? Click here for information on hiring a wildlife control expert.
If you have have a squirrel problem and you live in Michigan we service you. Common areas we serve throughout our service area are: Bay City, Dewitt, Eagle, Elsie, Fowler, Maple Rapids, Ovid, St. Johns, Westphalia,Bellevue, Charlotte, Dimondale, Eaton Rapids, Grand Ledge, Mulliken, Olivet, Potterville, Sunfield, Vermontville, Waverly, Burton, Clio, Davison, Fenton, Flint, Flushing, Goodrich, Grand Blanc, Linden, Montrose, Mount Morris, Otisville, Swartz Creek,Dansville, East Lansing, Lansing, Leslie, Mason, Okemos, Stockbridge, Webberville, Williamston, Jackson, Grass Lake, Almont, Attica, Clifford,Columbiaville, Dryden, Imlay City, Lapeer, Metamora, North Branch, Otter Lake, Argentine, Brighton, Fowlerville, Hartland, Howell, Pinckney, Whitmore Lake, Armada, Center Line, Chesterfield, Clinton, Eastpointe, Memphis, Mount Clemons, New Baltimore, New Haven, Romeo, Saint Claire Shores, Shelby, Sterling Heights, Utica, Warren, Midland, Carleton, Dundee, Estral Beach, Luna Pier, Maybee, Monroe, Petersburg, South Rockwood, Auburn Hills, Berkley, Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms, Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Clarkston, Clawson, Commerce Twp., Farmington, Farmington Hills, Ferndale, Franklin, Holly, Lake Orion, Madison Heights, Milford, Novi, Oak Park, Ortonville, Oxford, Pontiac, Rochester, Rochester Hills, Royal Oak, South Lyon, Southfield, Troy, Walled lake, Wixom, West Bloomfield, Wolverine Lake, Birch Run, Chesaning, Frankenmuth, Merrill, Oakley, Saginaw, St. Charles, Zilwaukee, Bancroft, Byron, Corunna, Durand, Lainsburg, Lennon, Morrice, New Lothrop, Owosso, Perry, Vernon, Akron, Caro, Cass City, Fairgrove, Gagetown, Kingston, Millingston, Reese, Unionville, Vassar, Ann Arbor, Barton Hills, Chelsea, Dexter, Manchester, Milan, Saline, Ypsilanti, Canton, Livonia, Northville, Plymouth, Wayne, Westland. For more areas we service visit our locations page.
Other Nuisance Wildlife We Service
In Michigan we come encounter with many types of bat removal jobs. Bat control, bat extermination, bat pest control are our specialties in Michigan. We service many types of residential and commercial buildings. Residential homes ranging from ranches, colonial, bungalow, gable style, log cabins and many more. Some commercial properties we have got rid of bats in are churches and a commercial building with office spaces.
Beavers in Michigan can be a nuisance to humans, properties, forestry, and farmlands. Beavers create dams in Michigan properties near rivers and lakes. It is important to capture all nuisance beavers by trapping either using a leg hold method or into a live trap. Beavers will chew down your trees creating great damage. Often there are floods along the banks of rivers and lakes and even into your yard. Floods into the Michigan homes have sometimes come from the dams of beavers. Beavers are considered the largest rodent in North America. They live in aquatic environments and build there dams (living areas) out of logs, sticks and whatever else they can find. They have large teeth and use them to saw down trees and branches.
Birds in Michigan can sometimes cause more damage than any nuisance wild animal. There nest are filled with bacteria and fungi. There are several diseases associated with bird nest material. Just like with bat guano you can contract histopoplasmosis when inhaling the airborne spores of the nest. The birds we generally deal with that give problems to homeowners and industrial buildings are pigeons, chimney swifts, starlings, sparrows, swallows and wood peckers.
Coyotes in Michigan are from the canid family and generally live in dens created with leaves, sticks, and other materials. Coyotes are carnivorous and prey on rabbits, squirrels, chipmunks, chickens and other small animals. Coyotes will prey on larger animals like deer in packs. If there is no food present coyotes will scavenge on dead animals.
Just like coyotes, Fox in Michigan are from the canine family. They live in dens usually left open from other wild animals. Fox are predators and prey on chickens, rabbits, squirrels, chipmunks, and other small animals. 2 types of fox in Michigan are usually spotted, the grey and red fox.
In Michigan we take care of nuisance groundhogs or woodchucks. You will find groundhogs in open plains or digging holes and living underground. Groundhogs in Michigan are found living under decks, in rock walls, and in hills. Groundhogs have rounded claws used for digging. Groundhogs are vegetarians and eat plants, grass, flowers, and other vegetation.
Poison Free Mice Control
The most common problem we deal with in Michigan are field mice. Mice are mainly nocturnal rodents but can also be found during the day. Mice love to live underneath insulation and burrow tunnels through out your attic. Mice can fit through 1/4" holes making construction gaps on your roof gateways to your attic.
In Michigan Opossums are the only marsupial, meaning they have a pouch that they carry their young in. They have long prehensile tails which gives them another limb to use for hanging. Opossums are usually found under decks and in sheds. We sometimes find them in attics but that isn't generally the case here in Michigan. They need a decent size opening to enter into the attic.
In Michigan we offer wild animal control services such as how to Get Rid of Raccoon's: Raccoon Removal, raccoon control, and raccoon damage control; including attic decontamination and insulation removal.
Have you been hearing scratching sounds, loud banging or walking around in the walls or attic of your home or business in Michigan? If so, you may have a raccoon problem!
Skunks in Michigan are recognizable with their black and white stripes. Generally skunks live under deck and porches. Skunks also dig holes and create dens underground. Skunks feast on grubs and other insects below your soil. Also skunks get into garbage's scavenging for food. Skunks are near sighted animals and use their sense of smell to maneuver around. Skunks will spray an unbearable odor out their anus up to 10 feet if they feel threatened. A warning sign skunks feel threatened is by stopping their feet and raise their tail. If this happens, back away slowly.
There are different types of squirrels in Michigan. Red squirrel, fox squirrel, gray squirrel, black squirrel, chipmunk, and flying squirrel. Most squirrels are diurnal but the flying squirrel is nocturnal. They fly through the trees at night so they can avoid hawks, eagles, and other flying predators. Squirrels feast on pine cones, bird seed, egg corns, walnuts, and during Halloween pumpkins. They like to gnaw on treated wood because of the salt in the wood. They live mostly in trees and underground. They make nesting material out of leaves and sticks.